If you couldn’t be there in person, you can get a virtual feel for the recent Packing & Outfitting Symposium held at the Montana Center for Horsemanship in Dillon, Montana last month. “If we can’t be face to face for a while,” says Janet Rose, a director with the Montana Center for Horsemanship, “we can at least give horse and mule lovers a feel for the incredible programs MCH will offer once the health crisis is over. Packing and Outfitting is a huge part of our American history and way of life.”
Scott Knudsen, best known as the Cowboy Entrepreneur, will host a virtual interview and recap of the recent Packing & Outfitting Symposium held at MCH last month. Sunday, November 22nd, you can tune in at 6pm Mountain time for an interview on the Cowboy Entrepreneur Show with Texan Scott Knudsen when he interviews MCH Director of Communications and Development, Janet Rose, about the first but not the last, Packing and Outfitting Symposium featuring the Equine Division of the US Forest Service. The program will be online at Knudsen Equine Center/Cowboy Entrepreneur on Facebook and on YouTube on Scott’s Cowboy Entrepreneur channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8tgROUbojGTnAKgymGU4A
Scott Knudsen is not your ordinary 5th generation Texas cowboy with a business degree. He’s been struck by lightning twice, played mixed doubles at the LA Forum with Billy Jean King and Martina Navratilova, and became an award-winning national sales rep for a Fortune 50 company. Headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas, at Lightning K Ranch, Scott owns Knudsen Equine Center, Knudsen Horses, and Knudsen Cattle Company. An American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Professional Horseman and AQHA Ambassador, he has ridden rough stock (broncs and bulls), racehorses, cutting horses, worked rescues, and trained Thoroughbreds, Morgans and Mustangs. He founded and directs the Extreme Trail Horse Association, with destinations in the US and Canada. Host of the popular talk show Cowboy Entrepreneur®, Knudsen takes viewers behind the scenes with horse world personalities and events, spotlighting the upbeat side of life at the crossroads of horses and business.
The Montana Center for Horsemanship, a featured guest this Sunday, is the only center of its kind – an international equine education center where EVERYTHING happens under one roof, a new concept in learning and training, education, and special events. The Packing & Outfitting Symposium was, according to Rose, the first of many yet to come. Janet stresses that additional funding is needed to complete the project. “When that’s achieved, the Center will house workshops, symposiums, conferences, clinics, shows, and special events but programs especially that serve those who benefit most from being with and around horses. When you put people together with horses and help them learn about horses, facilitate understanding of what it means to be with and to care for and to communicate and train and teach with horses, you see amazing results. Our focus is Natural Horsemanship, the foundation of the best horsemanship.”
Next month Rose says, the Montana Center for Horsemanship will host a graduation for the Montana Youth Challenge. Graduates of the program have come from challenging backgrounds but through hard work and a lot of hands-on, they achieve, mature and grow. Many of the students in the Montana Youth Challenge have spent time helping out at the Montana Center for Horsemanship – working with some of the horses, cleaning stalls, and learning about the process of teaching and caring for horses. Their graduation is the culmination of their efforts.
Rose says that when the Center completes its capital expansion — building classrooms, adding more horse facilities and completing the veterinary research laboratory, with everything under one roof, adding new programs for human and horse well-being will be the next big step. “Our focus is education with a capital E.” She says the Center has raised about $400,000 and needs another $400,000 to finish. “Once that is achieved,” says Rose, “the sky is the limit for MCH helping people. It will be a Center like few others. Imagine a large arena with state-of the-art facilities, horse housing, classrooms, a laboratory, a kitchen, and dining center, conference meeting space, all surrounding a massive, beautiful arena. It’s a visionary project.”
Individuals, foundations, corporations, and organizations that would like to support or sponsor this capital effort, can do so by donating online or by contacting Janet directly to create special Naming Rights or an individual Sponsor Package. Rose adds, “Every single dollar will help, and every single dollar means something. Every donor will be recognized. There is nothing too small or too large. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of horses and humans. Our goal is to advance the well-being of horses and humans, to advance education through natural horsemanship, and to keep western traditions alive and thriving. We can do this, one horse and one human at a time.” To learn more – visit: http://www.montanacenterforhorsemanship.org/get…/ways-donate
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Contact: Janet Rose, Montana Center for Horsemanship